What is PSA? Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a substance produced by the prostate gland. The PSA level in a man's blood is an important marker of many prostate diseases, including prostate cancer. If your PSA is high for your age or is steadily rising, (with or without an abnormal physical exam of your prostate with a DRE) a biopsy may be recommended. The doctor should consider other risk factors for prostate cancer such as family history, and ethnicity before recommending a biopsy. The biopsy will determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present in the prostate. Click here for PSA brochure.
Prostate Cancer Prediction Tool
The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has developed a prostate nomogram that is designed to help physicians and patients decide which treatment approaches will result in the greatest benefit. It is recommended that patients using the tool consult with a physician or other professional healthcare provider prior to making any treatment decisions.
To go to this tool, click here.
For more information on Prostate Cancer, please visit the National Cancer Institute website.